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Local News 1.16.2018

The driver in a fatal accident at the intersection of Shaw Street and Highway T17 this past Sunday has been identified – Connie Jo Galbraith was found in a pickup truck with the front of the truck against a tree, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s office. She sustained injuries to her leg and a laceration to her forehead.  Once Galbraith was taken out of the vehicle she was flown to Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines where she later died from her injuries. The accident is still under investigation.

Democrat Fred Hubble made a stop at the Riverside Restaurant this past Sunday in Ottumwa, where the candidate for Iowa governor made his case for why he is best suited to replace Republican Kim Reynolds.  Collective bargaining and Medicaid privatization came in for particular attacks, with Hubbell saying the state is losing too many teachers to other states and that the handling of health care, and in particular mental health issues, hasn’t matched the promises of Reynolds and her predecessor Terry Branstad.  In a crowded field of candidates, Hubble said his 25 years in the private and public sector make him stand out.

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